Dr. Robert Gelb, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(19)
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Dr. Robert Gelb, MD
Dr. Robert Gelb, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Encinitas, CA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Gelb is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

(760) 943-6700

Dr. Robert Gelb, MD

Dr. Robert Gelb, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Gelb's Experience

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Dr. Gelb's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
16

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
12

Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Nymc Metropolitan Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Hand Rehab Ctr/Jeff Med College
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gelb has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Gelb's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gelb to family and friends
3.6
based on 19 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Gelb's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Encinitas, CA |
After 14 ortho surgeries I think I'm well qualified to make a judgement on an ortho doctor. If you're looking for a "buddy" doctor Dr Gelb is not your guy. If you want a well qualified professional then Dr Gelb is your guy. He explained my options to the nth degree as opposed to another hand specialist who only said "yeah I can fix it". He's very carefully/compassionately shot up my thumb 3X's now and when I do get my surgery Dr Gelb will be the guy.
in Encinitas, CA |
He's very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor, but he's not a great listener. I felt like I had to stop him constantly and just reiterate what I was trying to say because it was falling on deaf ears. Eventually I got everything across, but it was tough.
in Escondido, CA |
Dr. Gelb has been awesome at explaining everything that is going on with my thumb. He has not been one to just jump into surgerymhe has suggested a few this to try first. When the time comes that I will eventually need the surgery it will definitely be with Dr. Gelb
in San Diego |
Very caring, professional, listens, conscientious, good sense of humor but be open to it.
in Encinitas, CA |
Office staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Did not feel rushed and all of my questions were answered.
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Dr. Gelb accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Gelb has admitting privileges

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
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